Posted August 17, 2020 at 7:43:00 AM PDT
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
* AFFECTED AREA...The entire San Francisco Bay region including
the Santa Cruz Mountains, the South Bay, East Bay Hills and
* THUNDERSTORMS...Thunderstorms over the ocean are moving onshore,
mainly from San Francisco northward. So far most activity has
been over the North Bay but more storms may pass over the Bay
Area this morning. Lightning strikes have already started new
fires this morning. Not all locations will see thunderstorms
but any lightning strikes will likely lead to new fire starts
given the current heat wave.
* WIND...Locally gusty winds possible near any thunderstorms.
* IMPACTS...Increase in wildfire starts in proximity to
thunderstorms due to lightning. Fires may spread rapidly due
to dry fuels and gusty outflow winds.